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Coded Instrument Flight Procedures (CIFP)

The Coded Instrument Flight Procedures (CIFP) is a dataset modeled to the Airlines Electronic Engineering Committee (AEEC) Aeronautical Radio Incorporated (ARINC) Navigation System Data Base (NDB) international standard (ARINC 424). The CIFP data can be used as a basis to support both En route and Terminal GPS navigation. Currently, ARINC 424 versions 13, 15, and 18 are provided. Version 18 supports WAAS RNAV (GPS) Approaches. The CIFP is raw ARINC data. It will require additional processing before it can be loaded into an avionics system. See the CIFP Readme File for additional information.

The CIFP is updated every 28 days.

Data elements included are: Airports and Heliports, Runways, VHF, NDB and ILS Navigation Aids, Waypoints (Terminal and Enroute), Airways, Off Route Obstruction Clearance Altitude (OROCA) records, Departure Procedures (DPs), Standard Terminal Arrival Procedures (STARs), Special Use Airspace (SUAs) and Class B, C, and D Airspace. Also included are GPS, RNAV (GPS), RNAV (RNP), GPS Overlay, ILS, LOC, LDA and SDF Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) with their associated Minimum Safe Altitude (MSA) data.

Future data elements to be added are:

  • Communication records
  • GLS,VOR and NDB Procedures
  • PJA records

A data dictionary is not supplied with the CIFP dataset. For detailed ARINC 424 format specifications, contact ARINC Standards to purchase a copy of the specification.

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Coded Instrument Flight Procedures: Customer Agreement for Error Notification

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) produces and provides the Coded Instrument Flight Procedures (CIFP) to vendors to use for formatting and distributing equipment specific flight databases to GPS/RNAV system users. The CIFP is not formatted for specific models of GPS units. The FAA provides this product to vendors, who format this product and distribute equipment specific flight databases to GPS/RNAV system users.

The following articulates the FAA and your responsibilities for a CIFP Error Notification Process. By clicking the link below you acknowledge and agree to the conditions set forth in this agreement. My company (or I) identify with one of the following categories:

  1. My company (or I) will not use the CIFP for aeronautical navigation, nor provide the CIFP (in either its original form or after modification) to any customers.
  2. My company (or I) will not use the CIFP for aeronautical navigation, nor provide the CIFP (in either its original form or after modification) to other customers whose intended use is for aeronautical navigation.
  3. The CIFP will be used by my company (or I) for aeronautical navigation, or will be provided (in either its original form or after modification) to customers whose intended use is for aeronautical navigation.

As a recipient of the CIFP, you agree to the following:

  1. You must notify all of your customers who receive or download the CIFP, or CIFP-derived data product, of the subject and nature of the reported error.
  2. You must notify the FAA contact listed below if you discover an error in the CIFP, or if one of your customers notifies you of an error.
    1. Upon notification and verification of any CIFP error that is discovered and reported by you or any of your customers, the FAA will in turn notify all CIFP customers of the error.
    2. The FAA contact is:

      FAA, Aeronautical Information Services
      SSMC-4 Sta. #4445
      1305 East West Highway
      Silver Spring, MD 20910-3281
      Telephone: 1-800-626-3677
      Email: 9-AMC-Aerochart@faa.gov

By subscribing to http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/safety_alerts/ you will be notified by email of any errors discovered and reported to the FAA.

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